A court filing in bankruptcy court by FTX’s current management revealed a detailed list of the celebrities, businesses and sports teams it has promoted over the years.
Among them, FTX paid nearly US$750,000 to former NBA star O’Neal and approximately US$308,000 to tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Nearly $206,000 was paid to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and about $271,000 was paid to former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz.
The company acknowledges that the list itself may not reflect an exhaustive list of all deposits and repayments, but is working to identify all outstanding payments from previous years to see how much of them can be recovered to repay debt.
As previously reported, on September 9, a financial consultant hired by FTX stated that FTX was studying whether it could recover promotion fees paid to sports stars such as O’Neal.